2006

2006 - Highlights of the year

March

  • Accor Services acquires Commuter Check Services Corporation in the United States.

April

  • Novotel and Ticket Restaurant® become sponsors of the Olympique Lyonnais football club, with their names displayed on player jerseys for the 2006/2007 season.

June

  • Accor divests most of its interest in Club Méditerranée, retaining a 6% stake in the company.
  • Sofitel opens a new flagship hotel on the US West Coast: the Sofitel Los Angeles.

July

  • Compagnie des Wagons-Lits wins a tender from French National Railways SNCF for onboard food services on the TGV Est Européen high-speed train line.

August

  • Accor sells its stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

October

  • Accor Services pursues its expansion with the acquisition of Serial in Italy, RID in India and Calicado in Germany.
  • Novotel launches an international advertising campaign to renew its brand image.

November

  • Accor Services introduces the Ticket CESU® human services voucher in France and the Ticket Service® voucher in Turkey.
  • A major hotel expansion program is rolled out in India, with the goal of opening more than 5,000 Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, ibis and Formule1 rooms within 5 years.

December

  • Accor strengthens its operations in Brazil by acquiring the 50% of shares it did not previously own in Ticket Serviços®.
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